[Cerebral use of a pulsating magnetic field in neuropsychiatry patients with long-term headache]

EEG EMG Z Elektroenzephalogr Elektromyogr Verwandte Geb. 1985 Dec;16(4):227-30.
[Article in German]


A pulsed magnetic field (f = 260 Hz; t = 3 ms; induction B = 1.9 mT; gradient = 0.5 mT/cm) was applied at 40 patients with headaches of various etiology. The change of cephalea intensity was evaluated according the patients statements. These statements were further compared with the changes of the EEG. By means of frequency analysis of the EEG significant changes in percentages of delta and alpha 1 activities (7.5-9.5/s) were stated after the application of the real treatment regarding the sham treatment. Any treatment lasted one half hour. The retreat of subjective difficulties as well as the amelioration of EEG were stated accordingly at headaches, which were bounded with cerebral arteriosclerosis, with states after cerebral concussion, with depressive neurosis, or with tension headache. Pulsed magnetic field could be applied only there, where the visual evaluation stated EEG as physiological.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / therapy*
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena / therapeutic use*
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Female
  • Headache / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine Disorders / therapy
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / therapy*